Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Great Big Thank You

This blog of mine has been a place of healing, learning and vulnerability. Over time it has changed its purpose, become less frenetic and focused more on the small, important things in life.

In addition to my own writing, I follow a number of other blogs. I've been pretty purposeful about it. The writings of some unique and articulate people have given me tremendous pleasure. I follow warriors and witches, peace makers and artists, alcoholics and poets but mostly people just making their way through life the best way they know how. 

Blogging offers up a world that would otherwise be inaccessible. Where else could I correspond daily with an Irish photographer, a Welsh nurse, an Indian wife and mom, two sweet women in battle with depression, a fellow HOH, a nurse who bares her soul and so, so many others that enrich my life by putting theirs out into the world? 

You all help me figure out where to put the next step, which rung on the ladder I will climb to. I know it's an inside job, but it's nice to have help from various landscapes. 

The one thing I have learned as I age, is that it is easy to prop up what I want rather than to be challenged with what I need. Blinders are my enemy.

Thanks for reading, being a cheering squad and for challenging me to do better.

I am a different person than the day I started because I have learned to be grateful.


12 comments:

  1. You're so right about blogging! I feel it has enriched my life.
    I learn a lot from it about the good, the bad, the possible, the incredible. And yes, we, humans are stronger than steel.

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  2. without blogging, I never would have met so many interesting people from all parts of the earth.

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  3. Great post, Linda! And I totally agree. Blogging has enriched my life and I have met some of the most amazing people through it. Like you!

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  4. Blogging is interesting and fun. It opens the world from your home and broadens your world view. I am glad I found you.

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  5. I agree. Blogging has made my world smaller in some ways, and richer in other ways. -Jenn

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  6. I enjoy blogging as well. People who don't blog find it an odd thing to do but for me it gets things out of my head and allows me to connect with others. It's like old fashioned pen pals in a sense.

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  7. And a great big thank you right back attcha Linda. You are one of the few people in this world that I call Light Workers. Meaning you bring light with you wherever you go and you share it with others. I appreciate your friendship more than you know. xo

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  8. Blogging is the best, I agree! There's so many interesting people out there to meet!

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  9. I need a soft place to fall that isn't always my spouse. Especially when I need to vent about him :-) That is blogging to me.
    I battle depression as well and I work very hard at not going back to that dark place. It's looming right now and I feel it and fight it as best I can. During that time you can see the changes in my blog if you have been reading me for any length of time. Even though I don't discuss it. I tried once. It was met with people saying things like these are 3rd world problems. So I just don't. I miss my couple of good girlfriends who live in various states, none of which are near me. So I am an island. Blogging fills in the gaps some times. That probably made no damn sense to you Linda.

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  10. Blogging is great, one click away and you can visit someone from another place in the world.

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  11. I couldn't agree more but I think you have stated it so beautiful, so articulately and eloquently. You really need it. Like you, I have learned a lot and bloggers become friends you rarely, if ever meet. But friends, nonetheless.

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  12. Thank YOU for blogging. And thank you to so many other bloggers. Every day I am amazed and humbled and uplifted by what people share so openly and willingly.

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